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Program Schedule

Wednesday, March 22
9 a.m. - noon SCMA Annual Meeting
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Conference Registration
1:30 – 4 p.m. Exhibitor Set up
1– 2 p.m. HMA Board of Directors Luncheon
2 – 5 p.m. HMA Board of Directors Meeting
2 - 5 p.m. WCMA Board of Directors Meeting
6 – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception & Expo
Thursday, March 23
7 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. Welcome and HMA Business Meeting
9 - 10 a.m. Trends in Talent Management and Leadership Development
A panel of Human Resource experts moderated by Rushe Hudzinski, Director of SHRM and faculty member of Savannah Technical College; Participants: Cheri Sale, President of TSAC-SHRM; Blanche Eden-Gnann, Corporate Director of HR and Safety for Bradley Dixie Companies and Wade Herring, Partner, HunterMaclean
10 – 10:45 a.m. Global Promotion and Innovative Uses of American Hardwood
Mike Snow, Executive Director, American Hardwood Export Council
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Advancing Your Hardwood Processing Technology
Duncan Ferguson, Co-owner, Sawmill MD; Robert Slater, Stiles Machinery;
Federico Giudiceandrea, Microtec
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. WCMA Membership Luncheon
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Vendor Expo Café
Enjoy a low-country buffet while visiting the industry's leading suppliers
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Politics and Policy in the Trumped up World of D.C.
Dana Cole, Executive Director, Hardwood Federation
2:20 – 3:30 p.m. Employee Benefits & Healthcare Reform - What are you doing and what should you expect
Panel discussion moderated by Michelle Reynolds, OneDigital; Participants: Wally Dawson, OneDigital; Crystal Harris, OneDigital; Brad Schumacher, Guardian; Martha Browne, United Healthcare
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Continuing the Conversation – Industry Confab
Moderated exchange led by experts on industry hot topics.

  • "Trumped" up Financial Markets
  • Benchmarking Your Benefit Programs
  • Leadership Development
  • Advanced Wood Processing Technology
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Next-Gen Reception
Hosted by HMA's Millennial Council
6 – 7:30 p.m.  Reception & Expo
Friday, March 24
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 9:25 a.m. Economic Outlook
John B. Jung, Jr., Senior Managing Director and Head of BB&T Capital Markets
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Domestic and Global Market Trends
Judd Johnson, Editor, Hardwood Market Report
10:45 a.m. Exhibitor Teardown
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